CHESED=Grace

Christine Bass christinebass at home.com
Wed Jan 16 15:56:07 EST 2002


Okay, for the time being, Liz....here are some references from "The Place of
Faith and Grace in Judaism"

Used of G-d in three ways and of humans in one way:

1.G-d's Creation:
-Psalm 136

2.G-d's Covenant:
Psalm 136 (again) especially note verses 21 and 22
Deuteronomy 7:9,12

3.God's Forgiveness:
Psalm 33:22
Psalm 119:124
Exodus 34:5-7

Humans

No specific verses listed but acts of exceptional kindness and
goodness....(burying a dead person with no hope for a response for the
action taken)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: CHESED=Grace


> Yes, lovingkindness or mercy
>
> Exactly
>
> shoshanna
>
>
> >
> > The understanding I have of the word chesed is that it is translated as
> > grace, mercy or lovingkindness.
> > >From "The Place of Faith and Grace in Judaism" by David R.Blumenthal.
> >
> > Christine Bass
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "George Athas" <gathas at hotkey.net.au>
> > To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 5:52 AM
> > Subject: CHESED
> >
> >
> > > > The second question might refer to a different word
> altogether--khesed,
> > > > which is notoriously difficult to translate into English but
probably
> > gets
> > > > rendered both as "righteousness" and "charity" in English versions.
It
> > is
> > > > often understood as something like "covenant faithfulness," but I
> don't
> > > > know that that really captures the sense either.
> > >
> > > It's not that hard to translate CHESED into English. I go for either
> > "commitment" or "devotion".
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > GEORGE ATHAS
> > > (Sydney, Australia)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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